Bhilai, popularly known as the ?Steel City of India," is situated in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is also the administrative capital of Durg district, divided into 68 administrative wards for better governance. The city has been named after the Bhil tribe which inhabited this region. The city is famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, which is one of the oldest bedrocks of Indias economy. It was the first Indian Steel plant that produced steel rails. The chemical industry is also quite flourishing in Bhilai. The economy of the city is mainly based on the steel manufacturing plant built here. The city houses many educational institutions and universities like Christian College of Engineering & Technology, CSVTU Bhilai, R.S.R Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Shri Shankaracharya College of Nursing, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, etc. A few interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Bhilai include the Ganga Maiya Temple, Civic Centre, Tandhula Dam, Maitri Bag, Dhamadha River, Siya Devi temple, Bambleshwari Temple, Deobaldo, Narpura temple, etc.
In 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.